Open for business! The JKD Family is ready with a new training space to bring on new students and welcome back our team. The new location is located at 1299 Gerrard Street East and accessible by public transit. The group class schedule is as follow: Monday 7:30-9 pm – Basics Tuesday 1-2:30 pm – All →
You will not find a better JKD instructor in Canada. Period. After spending 20 years studying with Makoto Kabayama, I am still impressed not only with his dedication to the arts but his research and development of its practice and functionality. Despite all the fads in the industry, he has remained cutting edge by staying true to what works—and this has served his students. Makoto teaches to adapt the martial arts to what works for you—and that is rare in any art. JKD Concepts transcends martial arts, and Makoto has provided me both with the tools to defend myself but more importantly- with a philosophy with which to approach life that has been invaluable. Grant Sawyer, Full Instructor-JKD Concepts
During my beginnings of my studies, I was fortunate to have a teacher who was a knowledgable practioneer, creative instructor and an exceptional human being—that person is Makoto Kabayama Paul Irish, JKD Instructor
Jeet Kune Do is an ever-growing personal art that is MMA for the street! It’s combat and training methods are unparalleled by any of the other arts out there. Makoto Kabayama is my first JKD instructor. He has a world of experience in so many martial arts, philosophies and combat training methods. He is a sage street fighter with both killer instinct, and a natural knack for teaching. I have known and trained with Makoto for 20 years, and he is one of the best, open minded martial artists I know. Anyone who has met and trained with him would think likewise.
Peter Chassikos, JKD Instructor
I began training under Makoto in 1998. Like many, my work keeps me busy and my attendance has been sporadic at best, yet Makoto’s program allows one to develop skills and proficiency at a wickedly fast rate. Makoto does considerably more than teach people how to defend themselves and their loved ones. One of the most valuable skills I learned from him is how to coach. If not for having learned what I did through Makoto I would likely not be able to perform at the level I do in my chosen profession. John C, CrossFit Instructor